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August 31, 2011 // 2:49 pm - Following up on the initial news, today the E3 Team have made available a video of their E3 Flasher downgrading a PS3 Slim 3.70 Firmware console to version 3.55 without any soldering required.

To quote: E3DIY team announces a successful Slim Downgrade v3.70 to v3.55 with our new E3 FLASHER!

In only FIVE minutes, the whole downgrade progress was completed!

Time is short and operation is very easy, this is because of our exclusive special E3 FLASHER design:

  • ONE-Button Operation and NOR Flash onboard!
  • E3 FLASHER compatible all NAND FLASH and NOR FLASH consoles
  • With SLIM Consoles, no need for any soldering!
  • But with PHAT Consoles, some soldering will be needed!

In this video there no images of the E3 FLASHER as we need to keep our design under wraps until it is ready for release, I hope everyone understands.

The official version should be released next week, at that time there will be more videos and pictures and everything will be available to the public.




Also below is an E3 Flasher PS3 Dual Boot 3.70 to 3.55 Firmware video and details via e-mail:

E3 FLASHER - Dual Boot (3.70 to 3.55)

  • E3DIY team success dual boot with E3 FLASHER, you can switch 3.7 and 3.55 in few only a few seconds!
  • Easy with 1 key operation.
  • E3 company will release all details like picture, installation, operation and price next week.
  • Team E3DIY get another great progress for PS3 with E3 FLASHER, it will release at the same time next week.

PS: 4times switch showes same MAC address, to prove it is the same console.




Finally, from damox, to quote on PS3 3.70 to 3.55 Firmware downgrading via Dospiedra's downgrade v2 patches:

This post will look at the different DATE-CODES that are present on the casing of a PS3 and if that DATE-CODE relates to a console version that can currently be downgraded from 3.70 to 3.55 using dospiedra’s V2 downgrade or a FAT console alternative.

DATE-CODES

The principle behind DATE-CODES is simple: the first character represent the YEAR, and the second character represents the QUARTER of that year it that console was manufactured.

DATE-CODE of “XY” would mean the console was manufactured in the “Y” QUARTER of YEAR “X”. Simple right?

6A - Downgradable (Never Produced?)
6B - Downgradable (Never Produced?)
6C - Downgradable (Never Produced?)
6D - Downgradable
7A - Downgradable
7B - Downgradable
7C - Downgradable
7D - Downgradable
8A - Downgradable
8B - Downgradable
8C - Downgradable
8D - Downgradable
9A - Downgradable
9B - Downgradable
9C - Downgradable (Slim Introduction?)
9D - Downgradable
0A - Downgradable
0B - Downgradable
0C - Downgradable
0D - Downgradable
1A - Downgradable (Factory Firmware 3.55 and lower only!)
1B - NOT Downgradable
1C - NOT Downgradable (Not out yet?)
1D - NOT Downgradable (Not out yet?)

The Date code can be found in the following locations (depending on your console type):

PS3 FAT: Sticker on the back.
PS3 Slim (CECH2 Series): Sticker on the bottom.
PS3 Slim (CECH3 Series): Sticker on the back.

UPDATE 1: I have been told that only consoles that come with firmware 3.55 and lower from factory are the only consoles that the downgrade should be attempted with.


Video: E3 Flasher PS3 Slim 3.70 Downgrade to 3.55 Firmware

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#752 - chroncile - July 21, 2015 // 4:00 am
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Can you remove my attachment from my first post?

How come this guy says that the dump is valid for the OP of this thread?

As for the hardware components, the clip is no problem as I've added two rubber blocks on top of it so it should have enough pressure. Can a bad microsd connection cause problems? The micro sd connection on my e3 flasher is a bit wonky.

#751 - misiozol - July 21, 2015 // 3:56 am
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M8 get this , YOU NEED TO MAKE PROPER DUMP , YOU CAN'T FIX BAD DUMP !!!!

#750 - chroncile - July 21, 2015 // 3:51 am
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Alright well I searched the problem and found a thread with a similar problem to mine. One of the members suggested patching the dump for 3.55 downgrade and retesting it.

I did that and this time I got 0 warnings but 1 danger and the danger is ROS1: Header Filler -[DANGER] - 00000003000000060000000000

How do I fix this?

#749 - misiozol - July 21, 2015 // 3:43 am
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By reading more tutorials , using soldering instead of clip , double checking all etc.

#748 - windrider42 - July 20, 2015 // 10:32 pm
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First delete your backups from this thread. Upload them to a hosting site, and email the links to racer or someone who can verify them for you.

Anyone can obtain your info from the dump.

#747 - chroncile - July 20, 2015 // 9:20 pm
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How do I do that?

#746 - misiozol - July 20, 2015 // 2:15 pm
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Next step is to have proper dump without warnings

#745 - chroncile - July 19, 2015 // 9:06 pm
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For context here is my old thread: http://www.ps4news.com/forums/ps3-help-support/ps3-update-fails-different-percentages-help-131865.html

I finally installed the flasher on my PS3 and I put two rubber pieces on top of the clip to apply pressure and it seems to be working. I got 3 dumps from my E3 and when I tried verifying them I got 397 oks, 2 warnings, and 42 dangers using the BwE NOR validator. I attached my dumps. Are 42 dangers ok or does that mean my PS3 can end up bricked?

What are my next steps now? I want to install Rebug 4.70.1 cobra.

#744 - dantheman12345 - February 28, 2015 // 7:12 pm
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I got the e3 flasher a while back I did 2 ps3 with no prob. It's been put a way for a bit. Now I have a ps3 that I would like to downgrade and and now it won't pick up the sd card I get 01000000 error.

I tried to format it and still not picking it up it was the same sd card I used for the other two ps3 so I know that it worked I would like to know if it would be the e3flasher it self?

I'm going to get a new sd and try it I would just like to know if there is a way to tell if the e3 is no more good (I had it back in the box it come in and didn't drop it) any help would be great. Thanks

#743 - Motautronic - January 23, 2015 // 8:25 pm
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yeah i'll be going to get an e3 flasher soon. it seems to take away a few questions i had but as i can see it introduces a few others... but the answers are put there.

i'm not 100% but i believe your going for the NOR type, i hope someone else with more experience can shed some light on this soon.